US troops searched Iraqis’ homes for Mahdi, alleges Iranian mullah

The mullah alleges, “Do you know, the vicious American troops when they entered Samarra city in Iraq, they were knocking the doors asking, “Is the Mahdi in this house?” [The Mahdi is believed by Twelver Shia Muslims to be the final Imam of Twelve Imams and the ultimate savior of humankind].”

He continues, ” You can also ask those witnesses, friends who are there. They [the American troops] thought the Mahdi was staying in a house and they could arrest him, they were seeking to arrest him.”